Michael Thompson, 59, has been a lifelong resident of Washington DC and a geriatrics home care worker for nine and a half years. Before becoming a home care worker, Michael worked in nursing homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) where he was sometimes responsible for the care of up to 11 patients per day.
Plans to convert most of Laurel Regional Hospital to an outpatient facility are stirring concern among residents and community leaders who say they are worried about losing jobs and medical services in an area that is far from other hospitals.
Ann Temple has worked as a home care aide in Washington for more than six years. Five days and 40 hours a week, she attends to her elderly client, preparing breakfast and baths, cleaning the house, scheduling doctors’ appointments and picking up medicine.
A “Million Moms March” was held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, rallying together a large crowd of mothers whose children have been killed by police.
Dozens of marchers took part in an eight-day, 250-mile-long march from Staten Island, New York to the nation’s capital to demand congressional intervention to tackle “the national crisis of police violence.”